Frankie Dettori Named Longines World's Best Jockey

Frankie Dettori | Francesca Altoft

Frankie Dettori has been crowned the 2020 Longines World's Best Jockey, the third year in a row the Italian has received the accolade. Dettori, who also won the award in 2015, captured five of the world's Top 100 Group or Grade 1 races in 2020, aboard Stradivarius (Ire) (Sea The Stars {Ire}) in the Gold Cup and Al Shaqab Goodwood Cup S.; Palace Pier (GB) (Kingman {GB}) in the St James's Palace S. and Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois; and the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO S. with Enable (GB) (Nathaniel {Ire}).

His total points for the year (from Dec. 1 2019-Nov. 30 2020) were 102. Ryan Moore, winner of the World's Best Jockey award in 2014/16 was second with 98, while William Buick had 66 points and Irad Ortiz, Jr. finished fourth with 64. A win is worth 12 points, second place is six points and a third-place finish is worth four points. Dettori's achievement will be celebrated in mid-January when the 2020 Longines World's Best Racehorse and Longines World's Best Horse Racing winners are announced. The full standings for the award are found at

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